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The Art of Feeding the Invalid. A series of chapters on the nature of certain prevalent diseases and maladies; together with carefully selected recipes for the preparation of food for invalids.
London: The Scientific Press, [circa 1897]. Octavo, viii, 264 pages. Ads. First edition, second or third printing. Driver reports the first edition as published 1893, with the "New and popular edition" issued 1899. The publisher's address indicated on the title page, "28 & 29 Southampton Street", makes it likely that this was issued 1897. The book is evenly split between the descriptions of special needs for feeding for a variety... (Item #3143)
Price: $90.00
The Art of Feeding the Invalid. A series of chapters on the nature of certain prevalent diseases and maladies; together with carefully selected recipes for the preparation of food for invalids. A Medical Practitioner, a Lady Professor of Cookery.
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Nuevo Cocinero Americano en forma de diccionario que contiene todos los procedimientos empleados en la alta, mediana y pequeña cocina... Encontrándose en él todos los artículos importantes de las obras de esta clase que se han publicado en castellano, y otros nuevos, relativos tanto á la cocina mexicana, como a la francesa, tomados estos últimos del cocinero real.
Paris/Mexico: Libreria de Ch. Bouret, 1878. Thick octavo (24.5 x 16 cm.), 966, v pages. Illustrated with five plates, frontispiece and illustrated title. Later printing; the was first issued in 1845 under the title Diccionario de Cocina. In these later edition, the book credits a number of French chefs including Beauvilliers, Careme, and Burnet. In original blind and gilt-stamped black morocco. All edges marbled. Small chip to head of spine... (Item #4923)
Price: $900.00
Nuevo Cocinero Americano en forma de diccionario que contiene todos los procedimientos empleados en la alta, mediana y pequeña cocina... Encontrándose en él todos los artículos importantes de las obras de esta clase que se han publicado en castellano, y otros nuevos, relativos tanto á la cocina mexicana, como a la francesa, tomados estos últimos del cocinero real. A. B. Beauvilliers, M A. Carême, Monsieur Burnet.
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Biggle Berry Book; Small fruit facts from bud to box conserved into understandable form. Illustrated.
Philadelphia: Wilmer Atkinson Company, 1913. Biggle Farm Library Number Two. Duodecimo (14 x 9.5 cm.), 144 pages. Illustrated in black & white and color. Index. Stated fifth edition, but evident second edition, second printing; originally issued in 1894. A basic and popular introduction to growing berries, including strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, dewberries, currants, gooseberries, grapes and other small fruits. Light age-toning to the interior; in blue cloth, titled and decorated in red and black. Near fine. (Item #6628)
Price: $50.00
Biggle Berry Book; Small fruit facts from bud to box conserved into understandable form. Illustrated. Jacob Biggle.
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Coffee Through The Camera's Lens. A Project on Brazil. Photographs by Margaret Bourke-White. Home Economics Department.
New York: Home Economics Department, American Can Company, 1936. Printed card folio (18 x 12.5 cm.) with pocket holding sixteen loose leaves (each 16.5 x 9.5 cm.). The loose leaves include eleven reproductions of captioned photographs by Margarite Bourke-White, plus additional sheets with map of Brazil and classroom assignments on the history and production of coffee. There is also a mail-order card for ordering additional copies. Published at the height... (Item #6762)
Price: $400.00
Coffee Through The Camera's Lens. A Project on Brazil. Photographs by Margaret Bourke-White. Home Economics Department. Margaret; Home Economics Department Bourke-White, American Can Company.
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The London Art of Cookery, and Housekeeper's Complete Assistant. On a new plan. Made plain and easy to the understanding of every housekeeper, cook, and servant in the kingdom... The Seventh Edition.
London: J. Scatcherd and J. Whitaker, 1792. Octavo, vi, [50], 467, [1] pages. Frontispiece portrait of the author, and twelve engravings of bills of fare, one for each month. Seventh edition. An extremely popular late-eighteenth century cookbook, with recipes considered to be straightforward and useful, despite their being ghost written by "the printer and hack Richard Johnson". (Lehmann, The British Housewife, page 79) Interesting sections include, Pickling, Collaring, Potting, Preparation... (Item #4439)
Price: $750.00
The London Art of Cookery, and Housekeeper's Complete Assistant. On a new plan. Made plain and easy to the understanding of every housekeeper, cook, and servant in the kingdom... The Seventh Edition. John Farley.
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Chafing Dish Possibilities.
Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1902. Duodecimo, 161 pages. Later printing. Originally issued just two years after the very successful launch of the author's monumental Boston Cooking School Cook Book. Very good, slightly rubbed, gilt-stamped publisher's red cloth. [Bitting, page 153; not in Cagle]. (Item #5044)
Price: $60.00
Chafing Dish Possibilities. Fannie Merritt Farmer.
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What to Have for Breakfast.
New York & London: G.P. Putnam's Sons/The Knickerbocker Press, 1905. Thick duodecimo, 283 pages. First edition, fourth printing. The first of the ten glorious little cookbooks penned by Chicago's Myrtle Reed. The series was designed by Margaret Armstrong. In the introduction, which the author calls "The Philosophy of Breakfast", she states, "Many a man is confronted in the morning by an untidy, ill-cooked breakfast, a frowsy woman and a still... (Item #2750)
Price: $60.00
What to Have for Breakfast. Olive Green, Myrtle Reed.
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UnXld: American Cookbooks of Community & Place. Volume 1, Alabama – District of Columbia.
Biddeford, Maine: Rabelais Inc. 2018. First. Volume one only (all published to date). Small quarto (26.5 x 19 cm.), 169 pages. Illustrated throughout in color. Title Index. Bibliography. Designed and with a letterpressed wrapper by Scott Vile of the Ascensius Press in Bar Mills, Maine. FIRST EDITION. ~ ~ The first volume in a long-term effort to examine AMERICAN COMMUNITY COOKBOOKS as a genre, within a context of other cookbooks... (Item #6846)
Price: $50.00
UnXld: American Cookbooks of Community & Place. Volume 1, Alabama – District of Columbia. Don Lindgren, Mark Germer.
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Tabulated Times, by Amanda Moore, illustrations by Kash.
Mobile, Ala. Chat Publishing Co. 1904. Octavo (19 x 13 cm.), [31] pages. Illustrated. FIRST EDITION. A novelty work from Mobile Alabama, emulating the wedding calendar-form journal, but with more lascivious and well-lubricated categories. All illustrated in woodcut silhouettes by Kash. The illustrations for each month include a calendar of dates, each made from cocktail glasses, drops of spirits, jiggers, or jugs of whiskey. In publisher's white and gilt-decorated red... (Item #6754)
Price: $200.00
Tabulated Times, by Amanda Moore, illustrations by Kash. Amanda Moore.
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And So to Bed. Being the Diary of a Mixer of Cocktails. [With apologies to Samuel Pepys].
Montreal: Distillers Corporation, Seagrams Limited; The Ronalds Co. Limited, [circa 1930-32]. Stapled booklet, stapled in wrappers (15.5 x 8 cm.), 40 pages. Illustrated; color border throughout. ~ Likely second edition. Copies of this title appear with 35, 40, and 60 pages. The 60 page version, presumed to be issued last, was published in 1933 on the 300th anniversary of the birth of Samuel Pepys (see below), and with the statement... (Item #6635)
Price: $300.00
And So to Bed. Being the Diary of a Mixer of Cocktails. [With apologies to Samuel Pepys]. Seagram's Limited.